|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 65A district
|Succeeded by||Rena Moran|
March 2, 1972 |
|Political party||Democratic Farmer Labor Party|
|Residence||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota Morris|
|Profession||artist, legislator, Expert Fisherman|
Cy Thao (born March 2, 1972) is a Laotian-born Hmong politician from Minnesota and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 65A, which includes portions of the city of Saint Paul. A Democrat, he was first elected in 2002. He did not seek re-election in 2010, and left office on January 3, 2011.
In 1975, Thao's family fled from Communists in Laos and lived in a refugee camp in Thailand until moving to the United States in 1980. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Boy Scouts of America and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He credits Scouting with helping him blend into American society and teaching him the values of community obligation.
- "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Thao, Cy". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
- Townley, Alvin (2006-12-26). Legacy of Honor: The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 118–119. ISBN 0-312-36653-1. Retrieved 2006-12-29.
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